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>> tonight we start at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i think they had deep respect and affection for each other. >> it was as close to her how many town. she would own most of this block going back a couple acres, which mean she owned a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. there was a lot of tragedy in martha washington's life, she lost her first husband. she was raised a rich woman. now, what that means in 18th century is not familiesly what it means today. >> when she marries george washington she brings with her to mount vernon 12 house slaves, and that is really almost an unimaginable luxury. >> it takes her 10 days to travel here to valley
by side with james compilingelping him. and arranging his papers. >> she moved back to washington d.c. in her elder years and became very much behind the scenes in a political field again. >> as henry clay famously said, everybody loves mrs. madison. her equally famous response "that's because mrs. madison loves everybody." >> dolley madison came to her service as first lady with experience during thomas jefferson's two terms. the president often called on her to assist him. this sense of the usefulness of diplomacy allowed dolley to hit the ground wanting when she assumed the role in 1809 as her husband james madison became andpresident.good evening welcome. tonight we will learn about the intriguing dolley madison. we have two guests at our table. let me introduce you to them. catherine allgor, an author and biographer of dolley madison. and a historian. one of her books is called "a perfect union." thank you for being here. edith mayo was the creator of the first lady's exhibit at the smithsonian. so many smithsonian visitors have seen this throughout the years. thank you for bei
. definitionging the of cancelable reduce unnecessary treatments. washington journal is live tomorrow. will be back here with the c- span townhall tomorrow looking at immigration and the economy live at 7:00 eastern. thank you for joining us this evening. session two of first ladies and ladies, influence image begins. all this month we are showing encore presentations of season one. programs on every first lady from martha washington to ida mckinley. tonight, it is doubly medicine. -- dolly madison. >> dolley was socially adept and politically savvy. >> she was his best friend. she compensated. >> james madison wishes to meet her. >> she carved out a space for women where they can wield a great deal of political power. >> dolley madison would sit at the head of the table and erect the conversation. >> she got these people to the white house and entertained them. got them together and got them talking. >> this was important to her to make everyone feel welcome. >> it was considered her classic look. people noticed it. >> it was a perfect setting for james and dolley madison >> she sat side by side w
the conversation continues at and # cspanchat on twitter. and washington journal tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern with your phone calls and comments. formerst guest is the department of, and security chief. homeland security chief. will beseo medina talking about the august recess and immigration reform. on later, a spotlight $4.5zines and the recent billion construction project for the and tomorrow evening, we will focus our attention on the issue of media coverage of war. live at 7:00 eastern tomorrow night here on sees and. ,eason two of first ladies influence and image, began monday -- begins monday, and.mber 9, with a second all this month, we are showing encore presentations of season one each weeknight at this time, 9:00 a.m. eastern. programs on every first lady tom barbara washington abigail adams. tonight, abigail adams area -- adams. ♪ > abigail would grow to be the equal of john adams as confidante and dearest friend. >>she has really revealed herself as, yes, an 18th-century woman, but her concerns sound very modern to us today. >> john and abi
archives. tomorrow on washington journal, americans protest the reform president -- discuss the repeal the healthcare law for one year. then, he looks at his network latest series, in thing on inequality in the u.s. justices him. after, as manager of education we talked about, and for standards initiative and how it plays into the overall education in the u.s. "washing journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. season two of "first ladies" begins monday, september 9 with a look at the life of roosevelt. encore presentations of season one. each weeknight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, programs on every first lady. during tonight's encore presentation of our "first ladies" program, a story and will answer your questions about julia tyler at span. ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> she was not happy her husband had been elected president. she never made it to washington. >> when he resigned, he and his wife and their family moved here to williamsburg. it was here that letitia tyler
th anniversary of the margin washington. -- the march on washington. he said something very important. today, we commemorate. tomorrow, we agitate. today, we commemorate. tomorrow, we agitate. today, we commemorate. tomorrow, and virginia, we agitate. tomorrow, we agitate. spanish] [speaking spanish] [applause] [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] ok. [speaking spanish] [applause] [speaking spanish] si, se puede. si, se puede. [indiscernable] >> coming up on c-span, first .adies features ida mckinley talks aboutkerry chemical weapons in the spanish civil war -- in this year in its civil war. syrian civil war. health care and immigration. calls to impeach president obama. security issues and gridlock. a look at imminent domain loss. is steven washington journal is live every morning at 7:00 eastern. on c-span. secretary, security janet napolitano, delivers her address. she becomes the president of the university of california system. we have her remarks. >> c-span. we bring public affairs from washington to you. we put you in the room. complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the
on every first lady from arthur working to and. tonight, -- martha washington. tonight we focus on frances cleveland. >> frances cleveland was a celebrity first later unlike any before her.and the mass production of her image to sell a bride of goods by the consumer industry angered her and her husband, president grover cleveland. to help us understand the sensation sweeping the country, we begin our story inside 1600 pennsylvania avenue. for the first and only time in our countries history. watching frances cleveland into instant celebrity.>> this is the modern white house. it is the same basic layout as it would have been on june 2. when president grover cleveland and his bride to be came down what was then about large staircase to the family quarters at the west end of this corridor. they would have proceeded on the hallway, the music started up at the east side behind us here, where the united states marine band was assembled. the famous john philip sousa played the wedding march as the happy couple can down the hallway.-- came down the hallway. they would have passed through these doo
was a new york state senator. they were in washington frequently for the social seasons. and she was wp>> he known at t white house and was well known to the daughters of the tylers wasaugven known to come over no just for the parties but do thin tr like quiet ncomes of whisk. so the family knew her quite well. she was quite bel.tin' he and quite rambunctious and was very well educated both here and in eher t so it made her quite -- quite a troubling woman to be around. >> and she quickly caught the widow president's eye. >> she quicetty ca itshe i the widow president's eyes. this moved shockingly quicetty. >> when we have to establish the difference in age between the tino. >> yes. julia gardiner is 30 years almost exactly younger i was nd wa you c tyler and so when they got married, she was 24 and he was 54. >> one of the amazing thin at that point somebody looked over and they're passing mt. vernon. so the request was changed to stop the ship and fire the gun in honor of our first president. they couldn't turn that down. but when the ship did face downstream the gunner fired the can
. we collected the data and brought it to washington. congress declared every child is entitled to an education, including those with disabilities. the struggle to bring people inside, to give them real ownership of the law is as old as our republic -- our republic. this month we mark the 160th anniversary of the seneca falls convention. this is also the time to focus on that remaining challenges. confidence has fallen to historic lows, even as the need for solid footing and has never been greater. f thority has been part of the national character since the pilgrims and complaining about the government is a treasure pastime. according to data, the majority's across all partisan and demographic groups expressed little or no trust in washington. stop and think about that for a minute. one of the observations i have made traveling the world over is how rare trust is. yet trust is the thread that weaves together the social fabric that enables democracy to exist. alienated fromre their government, democracy suffers. around the world in recent years, we have seen what can happen when
henry harris who had a lot of children. she suggested that he start buying washington real estate. he died a wealthy man. she forced him to put part of his salary into that. jerry smith was another favorite of hers, of the members of the staff. she ran the whole thing with the help of the doormen. i think that is a likely remark, the way the military was organized. host: she found the white house in a state of disrepair. bill, who studies the white house, has a bit of a different view, but you and i read about the fact that there were infrastructure problems, and she tackled this and did great refurbishments of this. what do you know if it? guest: i think a lot of it was the perception she wanted to present to the public. this was the nation's home, as well as their home. they were only temporary residents. she was concerned in some ways, the fact that she was from the west, as she called it, which missouri was at the time -- that she did not have the social acumen that many of the eastern families would've expected. she wanted to ensure that what she did would meet with the approval
a renewed and invigorated shiite spider terrorist threat. we have seen one of this ambassador in washington and other attacks overseas. this is something that counterterrorism immunity especially with declining resources, we have to keep our eye on. >> in addition to what mike said, it will encapsulates the complexity of the challenge but to focus on syria. in syria, we have the to the assad regime. in the opposition, a growing extremist group that is seeking to become official affiliate of al qaeda. it is probably the most capable fighting force within the opposition erie it -- opposition. we have a shiite extremist group, hezbollah. then, within that, we have the existence of chemical weapons. on top of that, the biggest concern is the flow of foreign fighters to syria. it has become the dominant battlefield in the world. we see foreign fighters one from western europe and in some cases to the united states to syria to fight as part of the opposition. the concern going forward is these individuals traveling to syria, become radicalized, trained, and returning as part of a global jihadist
york city and washington. if it not been for those brave passengers, they would've taken out the white house or the capitol building on flight 93. it is as bad as it gets. one of the key decisions we made in the bush administration, and we made it basically that night and the next morning after the day was over with and the president was back and address the country. lynn and i were evacuated off the south lawn of the white house and flown up to camp david, and we wanted to make sure that the president and i were not in the same location because we want to preserve the continuity of government. we were careful not to get into a situation where an attack would take us both out. i had the opportunity to watch the reruns on television on what had happened that day. people did all over the country, i am sure. we began to think about what did we have to do now, how do we make sure that never happens again and we get the guys at his -- that did this to us? the key decision was to say that was an act of war, because then we were justified in marshaling all of our resources, including our mili
, the night. we feature programs on every first lady from martha washington. today, julia grant. host: serving as first lady from 1869 to 1877, julia grant relished the role. she once commented that life inside the white house was a garden spot of orchids. growing up in a slaveholding family, she ended up as wife of the commanding u.s. general during the civil war. she and ulysses s. grant shared 37 years together that included the hardships of war, the challenges of politics, and eight years in the white house. welcome to our program, "first ladies: influence and image." tonight, julia grant. let me introduce you to our guests. bill seale is a member of our series. he is a longtime white house historian and the author of "the president's house." pam sanfilippo is a historian at the ulysses s. grant national historic site. she is also working on a biography of julia grant. i want to start with you. we last left the series with the johnsons after impeachment and the politics with the radical republicans in reconstruction in the south. set the stage for us as the grants come into the white house
on washington. of "first ladies: " begins onnd image september 9. tonight, an encore of the first season with ida mckinley, wife of the 25th president william mckinley. ♪ >> the story of ida mckinley can be told through an exploration between her husband william mckinley. they spent 30 years together which brought them happiness early on. it changed their life into illness and devotion to shape the presidency at the turn of the new century. joining us tonight to tell the story of ida mckinley are two guests returning to the table, richard norton smith and carl anthony. we are going to start our program with film. this is the first time that a president and first lady have been captured on film in the the united states. this rare footage is mr. and mrs. mckinley coming on stage in 1901. that date is significant because the next day the president would be shot by an assassin's bullets. what was it about this exhibition that attracted the president to want to go? >> it was a world there. -- fair, it was a celebration of america's place in the new world. the presidency was very surprising
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